Ben Gaunt All the Castles I Have Ever Loved World premiere, Psappha commission
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Sola
Lisa Robertson New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Nina Danon New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Electra Perivolaris New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Athanasia Kontou New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Peter Maxwell Davies The Last Island
Mark Heron Conductor
With Psappha Benedict Holland, Zoë Beyers, Heather Wallington, Kim Becker, Jennifer Langridge and Petr Prause
Tim Williams’ final Manchester concert as Psappha’s Artistic Director pays emotional homage to the late Peter Maxwell Davies, the British composer whose music was the group’s original inspiration, and to the wild, untamed land where Max found his lifelong home.
The Last Island paints a haunting picture of Orkney in all its glorious, mysterious isolation. It’s performed tonight alongside four new works inspired by it, written especially for tonight’s concert by four brilliant young composers and accompanied by new films shot by Tim Williams across Orkney in summer 2021.
The concert begins with another world premiere, a new work from British composer Ben Gaunt – and continues with Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Sola, a mesmerising and atmospheric new concerto-of-sorts for viola and electronics.
Tonight’s concert will last around 75 minutes with no interval, ending around 8.15pm.
Tickets for performances at Hallé St Peter’s
£13.50 early bird
£18.50 on the door
Students: £5 advance, £10 on the door
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Standard advance tickets are available until 4pm on the day of the performance.
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